A List of OS X Yosemite Apps With Notification Center Widgets, Share Support, and More

Yesterday, Apple launched OS X Yosemite which brought a complete redesign to the OS and a number of features like Continuity, an enhanced Notification Center with widget support, iCloud Drive, and more. A number of developers have updated their apps to take advantage of those new features, and we've rounded up some of the most notable apps for Yosemite below.

1Password ($34.99 for a limited time, usually $49.99) [Direct Link]

Popular password manager 1Password has received a number of new features that integrate with OS X Yosemite including support for Dark Mode, iCloud Drive compatibility for enhanced syncing between devices, and Wi-Fi sync which now works with attachments. The 1Password mini menubar attachment has also been refined, bringing faster access and new shortcuts.

1passwordyosemite
Coinverter (Free public beta) [Direct Link]

Daft Logic Studio brings its iOS currency converter to the Mac with a flat look that is in line with the rest of OS X Yosemite and a Notification Center widget that can display multiple conversions at once. The full version of Coinverter for Mac will launch soon, and interested users can participate in a free public beta.

Wunderlist (Free) [Direct Link]

To-do app Wunderlist for Mac has received an update to 3.1.0 and brings a number of new features for OS Yosemite, including a custom Today widget in the Notification Center, a custom Share extension that works in Safari, and full Handoff support which allows users to edit lists between devices. The app has also received a redesign that allows for quicker access to list elements.

wunderlistosxyosemite2
Pocket (Free) [Direct Link]

Read-it-later service Pocket has received an update that now features its own share extension that allows users to save content in a number of apps, and a new design that gives a flat look. The service has also now integrated some of its premium features like full text search and suggested tags, along with a number of improvements like a dark mode for reading.

Deliveries ($4.99) [Direct Link]

Developer Junecloud has launched a Mac version of its popular Delivery Status touch app, and features its own Notification Center widget that allows users to track their packages along with the ability to share a shipment over email, iMessage, or AirDrop.

deliveriesyosemite
PCalc ($9.99) [Direct Link]

Advanced calculator PCalc is now compatible with OS X Yosemite and includes its own Notification Center Widget to perform calculations, Handoff support, and the ability to import custom calculator layouts created on iOS via iCloud. The newest version of the app also includes new themes, preferences, bug fixes, and more.

pcalcyosemite
Monity ($0.99 until October 19) [Direct Link]

Monity is a system monitoring widget made for OS X Yosemite which can be accessed in the Today view inside of Notification Center. The widget can monitor a number of OS X statistics including system uptime, app processes, memory usage, battery life, network activity, and more.

monityyosemite
CloudApp (Free) [Direct Link]

File and screenshot sharing app CloudApp has received a new update for OS X Yosemite which allows users to record their screen at 60 frames a second and a share extension that allows users to share content from their Mac to the service. CloudApp also supports Dark Mode and contains a number of performance improvements.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
76 months ago

Apple creates widgets.
Microsoft copies and makes gadgets.
Apple copies and makes notification center widgets.

my mind is blown

Your mind is pretty simple.

The Gadgets on Vista were pretty horrible though, no gesture support, heck, I couldn't even find keyboard shortcuts for them so hiding/showing them was a pain, and they just looked ugly.

Also the whole bit about them being questionable security-wise.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
76 months ago

Apple creates widgets.
Microsoft copies and makes gadgets.
Apple copies and makes notification center widgets.

my mind is blown

The Gadgets on Vista were pretty horrible though, no gesture support, heck, I couldn't even find keyboard shortcuts for them so hiding/showing them was a pain, and they just looked ugly.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
76 months ago
Anyone wishing for a control centre equivalent where we can easily toggle music controls from the notifications panel?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
76 months ago
Taking the functionality of Dashboard and cramming everything into a thin vertical strip of screen ranks up there as one of the worse UX ideas Apple has come up with in the past few years. It's a good thing Dashboard still exists in Yosemite. One key-press gives me tons of relevant information at a glance. Notification Center is a square peg shoved into a round hole.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
76 months ago
Not sure if I'm allowed to advertise here, but Lyrical is also a Notification Center widget that lets you control iTunes, and shows you song information/lyrics. I just uploaded v1.0.1 with some UI fixes and v1.1 will have Last.fm support, and a much better icon. The current one is a bit ugly I know, I sort of rushed it when Apple announced I can submit my app. :)

Check out the Link to it in my sig.

Oh and also, it's pretty helpful to set a keyboard shortcut for the Notification Center, (I like Option + Space, similar to Command+Space for Spotlight) if you don't want to move your hands away from the keyboard. It's quicker than moving your hand to perform the gesture, imo.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
76 months ago

Disagree. Found myself never using Dashboard but I'm rather enjoying Notification Center. Primarily because it doesn't move me out of whatever app Im using.


You don't HAVE to leave your existing app to use Dashboard.
Go to Settings/Mission Control, find the Dashboard Popup menu (about halfway down the window) and choose As Overlay (rather than the default of As Space).

This will give you a Dashboard which
- appears on top of your existing apps (it zooms in and zooms out rather than sliding/pushing)
- cannot be accessed via the 3-fingers swipe on a trackpad (because it's no longer a space) but
- CAN be accessed via F12

I don't know if this is the right sort of setting for you, but I find it helpful.
I agree with the original complainer that I tend to have so much stuff displayed in Dashboard that I don't want it all (can't fit it) in a small sidebar, and I don't look at it often, but I do want it all to be there when I do access it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iPhone Maker Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'

Wednesday August 12, 2020 7:55 am PDT by
China will no longer be the world's manufacturing epicenter going forward, according to Apple's largest supply chain partner Foxconn, which has been gradually expanding its operations in other countries amid the U.S.-China trade war. "No matter if it's India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each," said Foxconn chairman Young Liu, according to Bloombe...

Leaker Jon Prosser: Apple Watch and iPad Launching in September, iPhone 12 Event to Take Place in October

Wednesday August 12, 2020 4:31 pm PDT by
Apple last month confirmed that this year's iPhone 12 models will launch outside of their normal September timeframe and will be "available a few weeks later," which has led to speculation about when an event might be held. Leaker Jon Prosser, who sometimes shares accurate knowledge of Apple's plans, today said that Apple will hold its iPhone 12 event during the week of October 12, with...

Apple Takes Legal Action Against Small Company With Pear Logo

Saturday August 8, 2020 11:09 am PDT by
Apple is taking legal action against the developers of the app "Prepear" due to its logo, according to iPhone in Canada. Prepear is an app that helps users discover recipes, plan meals, make lists, and arrange grocery deliveries. The app is a spinoff of "Super Healthy Kids," and the founders claim that they are facing litigation from Apple. Apple reportedly takes issue with Prepear's logo, ...

Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called 'Apple One'

Thursday August 13, 2020 3:41 am PDT by
Apple will launch a new range of subscription service bundles called "Apple One" as soon as October, according to a new report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The series of bundles would allow customers to subscribe to several Apple digital services together. This is expected to result in a lower monthly price than when the services are subscribed to individually. Bloomberg reports that the...

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1 With Fix for Storage Issue and Green Tinted Displays

Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:31 pm PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1, minor updates that come a month after the release of the iOS 13.6 update with Car Keys and Audio Apple News+ stories. The iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.6.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS 13.6.1 addresses an issue that could cause...

Apple May Release 4G-Only iPhone 12 in Early 2021

Tuesday August 11, 2020 5:28 am PDT by
In a research note shared by Business Insider, Wedbush Securities analysts said that Apple may release a cheaper iPhone 12 in early 2021 with no 5G connectivity. Wedbush initially believed Apple would launch a mix of 4G and 5G iPhone 12 models this fall. Following re-examination of Asian supply chains, analysts Daniel Ives, Strecker Backe, and Ahmad Khalil revised the predictions,...

Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store [Update: Epic Files Lawsuit Against Apple]

Thursday August 13, 2020 11:58 am PDT by
Just hours after Epic Games introduced a new direct payment option for Fortnite that skirts Apple's in-app purchase rules, Apple has pulled the Fortnite app from the App Store. Fortnite is no longer available for download on the iPhone or the iPad, and Apple provided a statement to MacRumors on Fortnite's removal:Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store...

iPad Pro Keyboard Comparison: Logitech's $160 Folio Touch vs. Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard

Tuesday August 11, 2020 2:11 pm PDT by
Logitech recently debuted the Folio Touch, a keyboard and trackpad case designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro that serves as an alternative to the Magic Keyboard. In our latest YouTube video, we compare the $160 Folio Touch to Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard to see which is better. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Logitech is selling the Folio Touch for $160, while Apple's...

Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update With Virtualization Bug Fix

Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:20 pm PDT by
Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.6, with the update coming a month after the original launch of macOS Catalina 10.15.6. The ‌‌macOS Catalina‌‌ 10.15.6 Supplemental Update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System Preferences app. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes a problem that could cause...

Kuo: Global iPhone Shipments Could Decline Up to 30% If Apple Forced to Remove WeChat From App Store [Updated x2]

Sunday August 9, 2020 10:17 pm PDT by
In a worst-case scenario, Apple's annual global iPhone shipments could decline by 25–30% if it is forced to remove WeChat from its App Stores around the world, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo viewed by MacRumors. The removal could occur due to a recent executive order aiming to ban U.S. transactions with WeChat and its parent company Tencent. Kuo lays out...